How do you calculate the electric field due to a continuous distribution of charge?

posted Dec 1, 2017, 5:25 AM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 5:07 PM by Barbara Fortunato ]
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Today, we'll start with a daily quiz.  Then, do some problems which require us to calculate the electric field due to a continuous distribution of charge:  
     Required:  Electric field integrals #2 only, 1981E2, redo Example 21-10 (p. 559), and state why the book chose to solve with d(theta) rather than dy.  Also, Chapter 21 #44, 45, 46, 48
    Enrichment: 43, 47, 49

Homework:  Finish required problems above.  Read this page on Electric Field Lines from The Physics Classroom.  Make sure that you understand the rules for drawing electric field lines.
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